123 Any Street • City, ST 12345 • (555) 555-5555 • email@example.com
June 1, 200–
456 Any Street
City, ST 12345
Dear Ms. Cummings:
Over 10 years of experience as a litigator, and my constant curiosity as a student of the judicial system has, I trust, prepared me to be a competent and appropriately confident candidate for the Administrative Judge position. The posting in the May 30th issue of Lawyers Monthly inspired me to formalize my candidacy via this letter, the attached resume, and additional supporting materials.
Upon review of the attached resume, you will find that I have held a number of positions since graduating from University of Chicago's School of Law. Also, since earning my JD, I have continued to learn via ABA-accredited professional training and Illinois State Association of District Attorneys seminars. An Administrative Judge must be well versed and familiar with the most up-to-date rulings, regulations, and procedural details. All professional development is cited on my resume.
During the past four years as Assistant Attorney General, I gained broad experience in the litigation of personal injury actions and workers' compensation claims. In this position, I utilized legal knowledge; skills in research, analysis, and writing skills; and trial and negotiation talents to yield my office's highest conviction rates. I am honored to have a number of judges among professional references, and I hope to someday model these men and women who personify all roles and responsibilities of an Administrative Judge.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with the selection committee. I will call to confirm your receipt of this letter and to determine if you require any additional documentation. Of course, feel free to contact me at the above address, phone, or e-mail.
Enclosures: resume, reference list, performance review